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Developing the presentation of word formation in general monolingual dictionaries

dc.contributor.authorBergenholtz, Henningen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorGouws, Rufus H.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-07T12:09:58Z
dc.date.available2014-07-07T12:09:58Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationBergenholtz, H. & Gouws, R. H. 2013. Developing the presentation of word formation in general monolingual dictionaries. Lexikos, 23:59-76, doi:10.5788/23-1-1204.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2224-0039 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1684-4904 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.5788/23-1-1204
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/91493
dc.descriptionCITATION: Bergenholtz, H. & Gouws, R. H. 2013. Developing the presentation of word formation in general monolingual dictionaries. Lexikos, 23:59-76, doi:10.5788/23-1-1204.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available from http://lexikos.journals.ac.zaen_ZA
dc.description.abstractWord formation in the dictionary belongs, at the latest since the contribution of Mug­dan (1984), to the topics frequently discussed by lexicographers. Unfortunately the results have not always been satisfactory. This applies both to the formulation of lexicographic theory and to the lexicographic practice because the lexicographic terms have the linguistic terms as point of depar­ture and questions are put as to how these phenomena should be presented in dictionaries. Instead, one should rather ask which information needs dictionary users experience in which types of user situations and then decide where and how items giving word formation can be presented in order to benefit the envisaged target user of a given dictionary. The lexicographic practice is also in an unsatisfactory position with regard to items giving word formation because the typical polyfunctional dictionaries have too many items giving word formation for text reception problems and far too few for text production problems or for the real general knowledge needs regarding word formation in the specific language. This paper gives suggestions regarding the theoretical approaches that could lead to a better user-directed lexico­graphic practice.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://lexikos.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1204
dc.format.extent18 pagesen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherBureau of the WATen_ZA
dc.subjectAfrikaans dictionariesen_ZA
dc.subjectElectronic dictionariesen_ZA
dc.subjectDictionaries -- Word formationen_ZA
dc.subjectMonolingual dictionariesen_ZA
dc.subjectDictionaries -- Lexicographyen_ZA
dc.titleDeveloping the presentation of word formation in general monolingual dictionariesen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderLexikosen_ZA


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